Paid Student Internship – Rare Books, National Library of Medicine – Bethesda, MD

The National Library of Medicine is seeking a library and information science student intern to work with rare books in the History of Medicine Division. Duties primarily consist of assisting in the preparation of rare printed materials for digitization by performing condition reviews and updating bibliographic records in the Library’s Voyager cataloging module. Other duties include a variety of technical services support tasks and involve working directly with collection materials, bibliographic utilizes like OCLC, and expert professional staff.

Candidates must be enrolled in a library or information science degree program taking at least six hours of coursework this spring and/or in the fall of 2014; students graduating this spring are unfortunately not eligible. Tour of duty during the school year is 16 to 20 hours per week with an option to work full time over the summer.
Reading knowledge of a foreign language, a course in cataloging or cataloging experience, and experience in handling historical materials are preferred but not necessary.
The position is available in the coming weeks and will be advertised in For more information, please send any queries and/or a resume to Michael North at and Laura Hartman at
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), in Bethesda, Maryland, is a part of the National Institutes of Health, US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NLM is the world’s largest biomedical library with a collection of more than 20 million items. Since its founding in 1836, NLM has played a pivotal role in translating biomedical research into practice. NLM acquires, organizes, and preserves the world’s scholarly biomedical literature, creates databases and search tools for molecular biology, genomic and toxicology information, and supports a nationwide network of medical libraries. The Library’s various Web-based databases are the world’s most consulted medical information resources for scientists, health professionals, and the public. Click on for more information.
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